As traditional IT enterprises embrace the cloud to handle continuous delivery, they face challenges posed by their existing legacy systems handling complex applications and environments. For example, mainframe-based systems (typically located within the firewall) often have tighter restrictions on security and data management, which can lead to slower iteration cycles.
According to a recent ADT Mag survey of IT executives, nearly two-thirds of respondents are integrating legacy applications with new mobile or front-end applications. Not surprisingly, managing complex environments was the top challenge when deploying applications that touch both legacy and new systems.
For a discussion on how the UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer helps enterprises with complex applications make the move to the cloud, see the following document: